- Surprise Inheritance for an Adoptee
- Learning You were Adopted is an Epiphany
- Your father is not who you think.
- Like Father, like Son?
- What are the most important things to share with your global audience?
- What conclusions did you draw from your experience?
- What are the key personal attributes needed to do an adoption search?
- Why did you choose the title Adoption Detective
- What did you say after you said hello to your birth parents?
- What motivated you to search for your birth parents?
- How did you feel when you learned you were adopted?
- Who would benefit from reading Adoption Detective?
- What is unique about your adoption story?
- What do you remember most about your childhood?
- Why write a book about adoption?
- What is an adoption detective?
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- Why are “Abandoned Children” called Orphans?
- Children are Reminders from God that Life Goes On
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- Adoption is a Twist of Fate
- “A New Adoption Classic”
- Four Kinds of Adoption
- Adoption—Finding Solace
- Use the “Emotion Wheel” to get in Touch with Your Feelings
- Adoption—What is a soliloquy?
- Adoption Secrets
- Adoption and Uncanny Dreams
- Adopted—who’s pulling your strings?
- Adopted Child Syndrome verses Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Incredible Discoveries Await Curious Adoptees
- On Children
- Adoption and Conventional Wisdom
- Adoption Triggers Intense Feelings
- Adoption—Transcendence is Key to a Better Life
- Adoption Stories
- Adoption, Cursive Writing and Communication
- Adoption—The Vicissitudes of Life
- The 4th Side of the Adoption Triangle
- Adoption—Calming the Monkey Mind
- Adoption—Trauma and Dissociation
- Adoption—When things go utterly right…
- Adoption—Chasing a Rainbow
- Adoption—Time Waits for no One…
- Adults bamboozled me into believing in Santa Claus
- Adoption in Winter Wonderland
- Adoption—Paternal Bonding
- Adoption—Fighting for your Destiny
- Adoption—Time is the allegorical Father of Truth
- Adoption—What is the meaning of énouement?
- Adoption—How does it feel?
- Adoption – Street Smarts or Book Smarts?
- Adoption – The importance of Communication
- Adoption – Staying afloat
- Adoption—Life in a Snow Globe
- Adoption detectives help adoptees find their way home
- Adoption—The Extraordinary Power of Expectations
- Adoption—Striving for the Brass Ring
- Adoption-Children in Greenland were taken from their homes for a social experiment
- Adoption searches are not just for young people
- Adoption—Life as a Country Song
- Adoption—Harbor Lights
- “Adoption—Life is a Challenge”
- Adoption—Bubbles in Time
- The History of Adoption
- Adoption – The Sublime Confidence of Youth
- “Adoption—Blest Be the Tie That Binds”
- “Adoption—Infants remember more than you think”
- Similarities between Golf and Adoption
- Adoption—On a Wing and a Prayer
- Pets benefit adopted children…
- “You’re Adopted!”
- Adoption—“The Best of Times…the Worst of Times”
- Adoption—Self-discovery and Moral Character
- The Stigma of Adoption
- Adoption—Shadows of Ancestors Past
- Adoption—Individual Choice verses Collective Action
- “Woo Hoo!—I found my Grandparents.”
- Adoption—Its Pub Weather Today
- Adoption—Parents who live vicariously
- Empathy is more than a simple act of kindness, sympathy, prayer, or pity
- Adoption—Robinson Crusoe Syndrome
- “Adoption and Behavioral Foxhole Syndrome”
- “Adoption—A thousand reasons to be angry”
- Adoption—Are you burned out?
- “Adoption—An Affair of the Heart”
- Reactive Attachment Disorder – RAD
- “Adoption—Stowaway Orphan from Peru found in London train station”
- Adoption Detective—Judith Land Quotes
- Adoption—“Letting Go!”
- Adoption—“The Point of No Return”
- Adoption—Can you die from a broken heart?
- Adoption—How similar are you to your Mother?
- “Adoption—communicating with poems, songs and love letters”
- “Adoption—the exhilaration of accomplishing something extraordinary”
- “Adoption—Don’t be a worrywart!”
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Tag Archives: mystery
Caddywampus: Murder at Woebegone Dunes Resort
When Lieutenant Baron Dunning is sent to Nigeria to investigate the plundering of natural resources for use in biological warfare, he can’t guess that the money trail will lead him to Wisconsin’s lavish Woebegone Dunes Resort … and an abandoned research site known as Gravestone Castle. Competition for ownership of the resort and the castle has resulted in a series of freakish deaths, and Dunning’s sleuthing brings him into contact with a plethora of odd characters:
Bo-Bo Bigelow, the world’s largest exporter of misappropriated oil and rare earth minerals. He wants to convert the Hermitage at Gravestone Castle into a playboy mansion.
Jack Daniels, who sees Gravestone Castle as the ideal headquarters for the Royal Enouement Society, a secret club for objectivists.
Father Feely, a talented but corrupt priest who’s indebted to Bo-Bo Bigelow.
Professor Adam Baum, a brilliant biological researcher with the personality of a serial killer.
Deputy Sheriff Bud Light, a brandy-swigging Green Bay Packers fan who finds himself in over his head when confronted with the ghastly murders.
Crystal Glass, the enchanting reporter who sweeps Dunning off his feet.
Can Lieutenant Dunning find the answers he seeks — to the case or to life’s deep philosophical questions — amidst the chaos? Continue reading
“Adoption—prayers really do come true”
Spending our wedding anniversary in Vail, Colorado, was stupendous. Following an exciting round of golf at Vail Country Club, surrounded by gorgeous views of the snowcapped Gore Mountain Range as the scenic backdrop, I relaxed with a double martini at … Continue reading
Posted in Adoption, Faith, Relationships Tagged ADOPTION, Adoption Detective, genealogical bewilderment, God, Judith Land, mystery 2 Comments
“Adoption writer emphasizes smiles, frowns and furrowed brows”
When a writer wants a character to show emotion, they will use smiles, frowns, sighs, shrugs, blushes, glares, or a furrowed brow to outwardly convey reactions to internal responses. Actors use masks to outwardly project comedy, tragedy, delight, happiness, sadness … Continue reading
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Adoption story—”First Lilac Club” was an instant success! Judith Land | Adoption Detective
“The compact space under the lilac bushes provided a secure environment where the girls felt relaxed and comfortable. The close proximity of the seating arrangement facilitated intimacy, whispering, and the sharing of secrets—only then did Judith Romano decide to tell … Continue reading
Posted in Adoption, Books, Life, Relationships Tagged ADOPTION, Adoption Detective, adoption story, camaraderie, Judith Land, mystery, sisterhood, Susan S. Morris 1 Comment
“Adoption story—cozy mystery, suspense thriller or unsolved secret?”
“Behind every adoption story there is a memoir or mystery novel waiting to be written.” —Judith Land When an adoption quest to meet biological relatives is invoked the researcher must keep all senses alert, maintain a perspicacious mind open to all possibilities, and … Continue reading
Posted in Adoption, Books, Life Tagged ADOPTION, Adoption Detective, genealogical bewilderment, Judith Land, life's trajectory, Lois Martin-Orr, Machu Picchu, Memoir, mystery, Novel 1 Comment
“Why write a book about adoption?”
“There is a high demand for quality stories about adoption because nearly sixty percent of Americans know someone who has been adopted. Everyone loves a mystery novel and the universal popularity of orphans Heidi, Oliver Twist, Little Orphan Annie, and Anne … Continue reading
Posted in Adoption, Books, Parenting Tagged ADOPTION, Adoption Detective, adoption story, genealogical bewilderment, Heidi, Judith Land, Memoir, mystery, Novel, Oliver Twist 1 Comment
“What is an Adoption Detective?”
An Adoption Detective is any licensed or unlicensed person who looks into historic records to locate persons of interest. Clients are children suffering from a nefarious sense genealogical bewilderment with a desire to learn something about their biological antecedents by … Continue reading
Posted in Adoption, Books, Life, Parenting Tagged Adoption Detective, adoption story, concealed records, genealogical bewilderment, genealogist, Judith Land, medical history, mystery 3 Comments
“Adoption story—First Lilac Club”
Adoption Story The overwhelming physical proximity of my mother Rosella caused me to writhe in my seat. She cleared her throat and stated, “I am not your real mother.” At that moment I needed spontaneous love and reassurance. I desperately … Continue reading
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